Judy Wang
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Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


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    Mayor talks city issues with WGN reporter during run with Chicago police cadets

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel shares his outlook on violence plaguing the city, the possibility of casino, and negotiations with the teachers union- following a morning run with police cadets. The mayor says running gives him a chance to bond with those who will be patrolling streets, and gives him time to clear his head as he gears up for the challenges ahead of him. One of those challenges is gun violence. Police investigating 9 shootings overnight– one of those victim’s […]

  • Police search for driver in hit-and-run that killed 5-year-old girl

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 5-year-old girl on the Southwest Side. Maria Gonzalez was struck and killed at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, near her home in the 5900 block of South Mozart Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Police have released a picture of the actual car that was involved in the crash. They are looking for a dark colored sedan with a sunroof and spoiler. It may also have […]

  • Hundreds march from Glencoe to Navy Pier to end veteran suicide

    CHICAGO — Over 250 veterans and supporters are going for a long walk to raise awareness for the epidemic of veteran suicide. On Friday, May 22, they will walk from suburban Glencoe to the USS Memorial at Chicago’s Navy Pier. They will do that while carrying a 40 pound Ruck Sack on their backs. The Honoring Our Fallen Ruck March is a 22 mile trip. That’s one mile for every veteran who takes his life each day. Marchers will make […]

  • Rauner to file ‘Turnaround Agenda’ legislation today

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to introduce legislation Friday in an effort to advance pieces of his so-called “Turnaround Agenda.” Documents obtained by The Associated Press show the Republican will push for six bills as the Legislature approaches its May 31 deadline. Among them are measures to make workers’ compensation insurance less expensive, freeze property taxes and impose term limits. He also wants to make it tougher for corporations to be sued in Illinois. A bill […]

  • Rahm Emanuel sworn in for second-term as Chicago mayor today

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn into office Monday for a second term as leader of the nation’s third-largest city. The ceremony for Emanuel, 50 aldermen and citywide elected officials was held at the Chicago Theatre. There also will be open houses at City Hall for the public. Former President Bill Clinton and former Mayor Richard Daley attended the event. Emanuel worked for Clinton when he was Arkansas governor and president. Emanuel first took office in 2011. […]

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    ‘King of the Blues’ B.B. King dead at age 89

    The legendary “King of the Blues,” B.B. King, is dead at age 89. King brought the blues into America’s musical mainstream with his 1969 hit “The Thrill Is Gone;” and dozens of top blues performers call him one of their greatest influences. Born Riley King in Mississippi in 1925, King adopted the nickname B.B., for “Beale Street Blues Boy.” He performed his unique guitar solos on a Gibson guitar he named Lucille, after a woman who sparked a fight at […]

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    6-year-old boy, man in critical condition after apartment fire in Oak Park

    OAK PARK, Ill. — A boy, his mother, and a man are injured in a raging fire at an apartment in Oak Park. An arson unit and the state fire marshal are investigating the blaze at the building located on the 600 block of N. Humphrey Ave. They are searching for clues and interviewing neighbors. The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors and police helped people on the first floor get out. But, two more were trapped on […]

  • 2 mountain climbers from Chicago-area home safe after Nepal earthquake

    TINLEY PARK — Two mountain climbers from the Chicago area are home safe and sound after a close call in the Himalayas of Nepal. Rob Besecker and his sister had left Mount Everest’s base camp when the Nepal earthquake struck. Rob told WGN’s Judy Wang this morning he undertook the climb for an inspirational book he is writing. Rob, who lives in Tinley Park, suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and atrial fibrillation.  He has endured five heart surgeries.  His book is […]

  • Two elderly people killed in Bridgeview crash

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Two elderly people were killed, and several others were injured in a car crash in southwest suburban Bridgeview. It happened shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday near the exit ramp to east 95th Street. An 80-year-old man and 85-year-old woman were killed when a mini-van collided with their Sedan. The man has been identified as Francis J. Iglinski of Chicago. The woman has not been identified yet. Six people, including some children, were hurt. Two people in a […]

  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library. That’s according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision who requested anonymity because Obama’s decision hasn’t been announced. The University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, will develop the library along with the Barack Obama Foundation. The nonprofit screened about a dozen proposals before recommending a winner from the final four, which also included the University of Illinois at […]

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